350 People in the ASC Industry to Know

Written by Laura Dyrda | November 08, 2011 | Print  |


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This list of leaders within the ambulatory surgery center industry was created as a result of extensive research by our editorial staff. The list is arranged in alphabetical order. Leaders do not pay and cannot pay for placement on this list. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement of a provider's or organization's clinical abilities.

David J. Abraham, MD.
Dr. Abraham is a physician at the Reading Neck and Spine Center in Wyomissing, Pa. He is a board-certified in orthopedic surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society.

Margaret Acker, RN, MSN, CASC.
Ms. Acker is administrator at Southwest Surgical Center in Byron Center, Mich., and former CEO of the Blake Woods Medical Park Surgical Center in Jackson, Mich. She previously served as nursing supervisor/house manager at Foote Hospital and clinical nurse manager for Foote Health System (now Allegiance Health) in Jackson.

Clifford G. Adlerz. Mr. Adlerz is president, COO and director of Symbion. Before co-founding Symbion, he served as COO of UniPhy, as division vice president of HCA (formerly Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation) and as a regional vice president for HealthTrust.

Ross Alexander. Mr. Alexander is administrator at The Surgery Center of Fort Collins (Colo.), a multispecialty ASC owned and managed by a group of surgeons, Poudre Valley Health System and SCA. Mr. Alexander began at SCFC as its business manager but was promoted to administrator a year later.

Amy Allard, BSN, MPH, RN.
Ms. Allard is administrator of Ramapo Valley Surgery Center in Ramsey, N.J. The multispecialty ASC focuses on orthopedics, general surgery, ENT, podiatry, pain management, ophthalmology, gynecology and dentistry, and performs around 4,500 cases annually.

Amir Arbisser, MD.
Dr. Arbisser is an ophthalmologist and co-founder of Eye Surgeons Associates in Bettendorf, Iowa, where he also serves as board chairman. Dr. Arbisser received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his ophthalmology residency at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

Richard G. Areen, MD. Dr. Areen is a highly experienced otolaryngologist who is in practice with Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat, where he is president. Dr. Areen has directed various outpatient surgery centers and is currently president of the governing body of Sutter River City Surgery Center in Sacramento. He has been an active participant in state and federal advocacy for the ASC industry.

Dale A. Armstrong, MD.
Dr. Armstrong is chairman of the board of Mason City (Iowa) Surgery Center and the president of the Mason City Clinic. He is board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Armstrong completed his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Brent Ashby.
Mr. Ashby is the administrator of Audubon Surgery Center and Audubon ASC at St. Francis and Women's Surgical Center, all located in Colorado Springs. He previously served as the administrator of the Provo (Utah) Surgical Center for seven years, and he practiced law at a large firm in Phoenix.

John Atwater, MD.
Dr. Atwater is a spine surgeon at Downstate Illinois Spine Center and McClean County Orthopedics, both in Bloomington, Ill. He treats a wide range of spinal conditions and performs many types of spinal surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Kenneth Austin, MD. Dr. Austin is an orthopedic surgeon at Rockland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Airmont, N.Y. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. His expertise includes treating traumatic and sports-related injuries of the upper and lower extremities, and hip and knee replacements.

Lisa A. Austin, RN, CASC.
Ms. Austin serves as vice president of ASC operations for Pinnacle III. She currently is president of the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and serves on the surgery center advisory board of MedAssets.

David Ayers.
Mr. Ayers is the CEO of Nueterra Healthcare. He has 20 years of experience developing, building and managing ambulatory facilities including surgery, imaging, physical therapy and urgent care centers. Mr. Ayres was previously vice president of a Fortune 500 company that specialized in ambulatory care product lines.



David F. Bacon.
Mr. Bacon is the CEO of Meridian Surgical Partners. He has more than 22 years of experience in healthcare, previously serving as the CEO and CFO of Medifax-EDI. He also has experience in public accounting with Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain.

Norman Douglas Baker, MD, FACS. Dr. Baker is a surgeon at the Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants of Ohio in Columbus. Dr. Baker earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus and completed his fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Joseph Banno, MD. Dr. Banno is the founder and co-owner of Peoria (Ill.) Day Surgery Center and is past chairman of the ASC Association and a current executive committee member. He is a board-certified urologist with the Midwest Urologist Group. He received medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed its comprehensive urology program.

Robert O. Baratta, MD. Dr. Baratta is partner and CEO of Ascent Surgical Partners in Nashville, Tenn. He is an ophthalmologist who has more than 25 years of experience managing surgery centers. He previously served as chairman and CEO of Ascent, as well as president, CEO and vice chairman of the board of directors of Ecosphere Technologies.

Gerald Biala, RN, MS, CNOR. Mr. Biala is a senior executive of Assay Healthcare Solutions. He has experience in management and operations of surgical and anesthesia services in both hospitals and ASCs. He has worked in a consulting role for more than 15 years and previously served as national director for surgical services consulting for Ernst and Young.

Gregary W. Beasley.
Mr. Beasley is the president of the ambulatory surgery division of HCA and previously served as COO and senior development office, Western region, for the division. Prior to coming to HCA, he served as controller and COO at HealthSouth Medical Center (formerly Dallas Specialty Hospital).

Timothy Beluscak II. Mr. Beluscak is the administrator of Jacksonville Beach (Fla.) Surgery Center, a four-OR, multispecialty surgery center that is part of the Symbion Healthcare family of surgery centers. He previously served as director of outpatient surgery and endoscopy at Shands Jacksonville (Fla.) Medical Center.

Scott Benglen. Mr. Benglen is CEO of Via Novus Medical, a healthcare consulting group based in Dillon, Colo. He started his career in aviation as a commercial airline pilot for United Airlines. He has also served as a financial negotiator for United Pilots' Contract.

Sean Benson. Mr. Benson is the co-founder of ProVation Medical and has been involved in the company's operations since its inception in 1994. He has experience in research and development, product management, sales, marketing, business development and client services.

Fernando Bermudez, MD.
Dr. Bermudez is the medical director of Eastside Endoscopy Center and the medical director of G.I. Medicine Associates in St. Claire Shores, Mich. He has served as division head of the department of gastroenterology at St. John Hospital and medical director of the endoscopy unit at St. John Hospital.

Sandy Berreth, RN, MS, CASC. Ms. Berreth is the administrator of Brainerd Lakes Surgery Center in Baxter, Minn., a multispecialty ASC that performs general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, facial plastics, ENT, urology, podiatry and pain management. She has been with the center since it opened in 2005 and is currently a surveyor for AAAHC.

Todd Beyer, DO.
Dr. Beyer is president of Novus Clinic in Tallmadge, Ohio. He is also on the board of directors for the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Dr. Beyer specializes in LASIK and refractive surgery, oculofacial-plastic surgery and advanced cataract/lens implant surgery.

Chris Bishop.
Mr. Bishop is senior vice president of acquisitions and business development for Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. He previously served as vice president of business development for Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. He has 15 years of experience in leadership roles in the medical device and surgery center industries.

Jeff Blankinship.
Mr. Blankinship is the CEO and president of Surgical Notes, which provides transcription services to more than 450 surgery centers and 6,500 physicians in 42 states. Under his leadership, Surgical Notes has partnered with several large ASC development and management companies and leading surgeons across the country.

Steven Blom, RN, MAHSM, CASC.
Mr. Blom is the regional director for National Surgical Care, which was acquired by AmSurg Corp., and executive director of Specialty Surgery Center in San Antonio. Mr. Blom began his an ICU nurse and spent most of his career in critical care and cardiac catheterization labs.

Henry H. Bloom.
Mr. Bloom is the founder of The Bloom Organization, a healthcare-consulting firm devoted to providing project-related services to healthcare providers. He has structured and negotiated numerous healthcare transactions including physician practice acquisitions and divestitures and joint venture arrangements.


Robert Boeglin, MD.
Dr. Boeglin, an ophthalmologist, is the board president for Midwest Eye Institute in Indianapolis and co-founder of Health Venture Management, a company that develops surgery center partnerships between physicians and Clarian Health. Dr. Boeglin attended Indiana University for medical school and completed a glaucoma fellowship at Yale University.

Tim Bogardus. Tim Bogardus is the director of ASCs for Community Health Systems. He previously served as group vice president for Nueterra Healthcare where he was responsible for the operations of seven ASCs and surgical hospitals. He was also vice president of operations for a start-up ASC company and administrator for two de novo ASCs.

Dotty Bollinger. Ms. Bollinger serves as the chief operating officer at Laser Spine Institute. In three years with Laser Spine Institute, Ms. Bollinger has established processes and procedures that have approved efficiency of care at all facilities. She was instrumental in implementing the company's electronic medical records program and has led accreditation efforts as well.

Tom Bombardier, MD.
Dr. Bombardier is a board-certified ophthalmologist, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America's COO and one of the three founding principals of the company. Before founding ASCOA, he established the largest ophthalmic practice in western Massachusetts, two ASCs and a regional referral center. Over the past 15 years, he has been a real estate developer on Cape Cod, Mass.

Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS. Ms. Boore is the principal and CEO of Progressive Surgical Solutions and administrator at Newport Bay Surgery Center in Newport Beach, Calif. She has more than 25 years of clinical, administrative, teaching and consulting experience in ambulatory surgery. Prior to coming to Progressive Surgical Solutions, Ms. Boore worked as a perioperative nurse, OR supervisor and ASC director.

Todd Borst.
Mr. Borst is the CEO of Smithfield Surgical Partners. The company collaborates with physician partners to create and manage medical office buildings, surgical facilities and medical malls. Smithfield maintains minority ownership of its surgical facilities when construction is complete.

Bonnie Brady, RN. Ms. Brady is the administrator of Specialty Surgical Center, a multispecialty, two-OR ASC in Sparta, N.J. Ms. Brady has served as administrator of SSC since May 2008. She previously served as a regional director of nursing for three ASCs.

Brett Brodnax. Mr. Brodnax is executive vice president and chief development officer at United Surgical Partners International. Due to his leadership, efforts and integrity, he has made USPI one of the fastest-growing ambulatory surgical chains with a portfolio of nearly 100 surgical centers and several surgical hospitals located across the country.

Michael Bukstein, MD, FACS. Dr. Bukstein is a general surgeon who serves as the board president of the Northeast Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center in Hannibal and practices general surgery at Hannibal Clinic. He received his medical degree from University of Missouri Medical School in Columbia and completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

T. Taylor Burnett. Ms. Burnett is CEO and administrator of The Plastic Surgical Center of Mississippi, a physician-owned surgery center in Flowood. She started her career in marketing and worked as a production assistant for film and ran the office of her family's business. She later pursued a career in nursing and worked PRN in at her local hospital.

John Byers, MD. Dr. Byers is an otolaryngologist with the Surgery Center of Greensboro (N.C.) and Greensboro Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, where he has practiced since 1994. He has served on the surgical peer review and operating room committee for Greensboro-based Moses Cone Health System for 10 years and currently serves as medical director of the Surgery Center of Greensboro.


Jason B. Cagle.
Mr. Cagle is general counsel for United Surgical Partners International, a healthcare facilities management and development company. Before joining USPI, he was in the corporate and securities section at Vinson & Elkins in Dallas.

Joe Cappiello. Mr. Cappiello is the chief operating officer for Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. He previously served as vice president of the field of operations for The Joint Commission and led his own consultancy to help healthcare facilities improve and maintain compliance with accreditation standards.

Robert J. Carrera.
Mr. Carrera is the president of Pinnacle III. With more than 20 years of healthcare experience, he has spent the last 15 years developing and managing ASCs, physical/occupational rehabilitation centers, diagnostic imaging facilities and occupational medicine clinics nationally. He has been active in ASC-related legislation in Colorado, Minnesota and Utah.

John Caruso, MD. Dr. Caruso has more than 16 years of neurological surgery experience. Since completing residencies at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine and the University of New Mexico, he has been in private practice with Neurosurgical Specialists in Hagerstown, Md.

Frank J. Chapman, MBA.
Mr. Chapman is the COO of Asheville (N.C.) Gastroenterology Associates and is past president of the Medical Group Management Association Gastroenterology Administrators Assembly. He is the first non-physician to hold a seat on the practice management committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a member of the AAAHC board of directors.

John Cherf, MD.
Dr. Cherf is an orthopedic surgeon, president of the Chicago Institute of Orthopedics, president of OrthoIndex and clinical advisor to Sg2, a healthcare intelligence and information services company. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience in orthopedics and sports medicine. He co-founded the orthopedic department at the Neurological & Orthopedic Institute of Chicago

Thomas Chirillo. Mr. Chirillo is senior vice president of corporate development at Surgery Partners. Mr. Chirillo has spent over 17 years in the healthcare industry, many of which were spent in eye care with Becton Dickinson, CILCO, Ioptex Research and Guidant.

Rajiv Chopra. Mr. Chopra is a principal with The C/N Group, which develops, owns and operates healthcare facilities. He has prior work experience in the banking and management consulting industries. Before joining The C/N Group, Mr. Chorpa was a principal consultant in the strategic change practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.

Raman Chopra.
Mr. Chopra is principal for The C/N Group. He oversees the firm's diagnostic imaging and hospitality operations and all marketing and technology related activities. Prior to joining The C/N Group he spent seven years in strategic consulting, with his last position as director of consulting services for Equifax.

Ravi Chopra. Mr. Chopra is the president and CEO of The C/N Group. He holds a variety of operational responsibilities, including ASC and real estate operations, and he oversees the finance and accounting for the company and its affiliates. He previously served as a principal consultant in the strategic change practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.

Richard N. Christie, MD.
Dr. Christie is a physician development manager at Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America and a board-certified OB/GYN with a private practice in Newport Beach, Calif. As an investor and physician at The Newport Beach Surgery Center, he has extensive personal knowledge of the ASC industry. He has been involved in real estate development in Newport Beach and Palm Springs, Calif.

Monica Cintado-Scokin.
Ms. Cintado-Scokin is the senior vice president of development for United Surgical Partners International, and she has been with USPI since 1998. Prior to joining USPI, Ms. Cintado-Scokin provided development and operations support in the international group at HCA.

Joe Clark. Mr. Clark serves as executive vice president and CDO for SCA. Previously, Joe served as the president and CEO of HealthMark Partners and as CEO of Response Oncology, a publicly traded cancer management company.

James H. Cobb. Mr. Cobb is the founder, president and CEO of Orion Medical Services. He previously served as CEO for the Pacific Cataract Laser Institute and Pacific Eye Center. He has been a member of the Medical Group Management Association for 20 years as well as a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators.

James R. Colgan, MD.
Dr. Colgan is a member of board of managers of Sierra Surgery Hospital, a hospital/physician joint-venture surgical specialty hospital in Carson City, Nev. He has been chairman of the board for Carson Ambulatory Surgery Center, founder of Physicians Managed Care and medical director and board member of Physicians Select Management.

Mary Ann Cooney, RN. Ms. Cooney is the administrator of Riverside Outpatient Surgery Center in Columbus, Ohio, an ASC managed by Health Inventures. She began her career in nursing and gained valuable experience in the hospital setting prior to joining the surgery center in 1981 as the administrator.

Daniel Connolly.
Mr. Connolly is the vice president of payor relations for Pinnacle III. He performs all aspects of managed care contracting including contract negotiations, renegotiations, analysis, market analysis, implementation and compliance monitoring for ASCs in multiple markets.

Christine Corbin, MD.
Dr. Corbin is a GYN surgeon and medical director of the Surgery Center at Tanasbourne in Hillsboro, Ore., a Blue Chip Surgical Partners facility. She is the founder and president of Northwest Gynecology Associates. Dr. Corbin graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio, and completed her residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.

Rebecca Craig, RN, CASC. Ms. Craig is CEO of Harmony Surgery Center in Fort Collins, Colo. She began her career as a registered nurse, working at a rural hospital in the OR, PACU, gastroenterology and pain management areas. She held several management roles in perioperative services before moving into outpatient and ambulatory surgery.

Bill Cramer. Mr. Cramer co-founded Access MediQuip in 1997 and developed the business model which serves as the foundation for the company's current portfolio of strategic medical device solutions and continues his involvement in planning for the company's strategic growth. He serves as vice chairman of the board, focusing his time and energy on strategic relationships and government affairs.

Deborah Lee Crook.
Ms. Crook is the administrator of Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. Charles, Ill. She previously served as director of nursing at Valley's post-surgical recovery care center before becoming administrator there and with the ASC. She began her career as a staff nurse with experience in cardiac and ICU nursing.

William Crowder Jr., MD, FACOG.
Dr. Crowder helped to start the Conroe (Texas) Surgery Center in 1983 with 16 other physicians. The ASC was re-syndicated and a new larger facility was built in 2003. He has been chair of the board of managers at the new facility.

R. Blake Curd, MD. Dr. Curd is chairman of the board of directors of Surgical Management Professionals. He is an active proponent of physician ownership in healthcare and has served as a director for Physician Hospitals of America. He has also been a manager for Medical Facilities Corp.


David Daniel.
Mr. Daniel is the vice president of operations at Baptist Health System and former CEO of Lakeland (Fla.) Surgical and Diagnostic Center. He previously served in the Navy Medical Service Corps where he managed naval hospitals and clinics. He was also administrator and COO of a large medical clinic and a physician group practice.

Urfan Dar, MD.
Dr. Dar is been principal, manager and medical director of Theda Oaks Surgery Center in San Antonio, which performs close to 10,000 cases annually. He is board certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Joey Daugherty, RN.
Mr. Daugherty is the administrator of Total Pain Care, a single-specialty ASC that focuses on pain management procedures in Meridian, Miss. He started his career as a registered nurse in the emergency room at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian before transferring to the Pain Treatment Center at Rush.

Daniel C. "Skip" Daube, MD. Dr. Daube is the director and CEO of Surgical Center of Excellence in Panama City, Fla. He practices with the Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center in Panama City and is on the clinical faculty at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Daube is board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

D. Paul Davis, CPA, CMA.
Mr. Davis serves as the president and CEO of Broomfield, Colo.-based Amblitel, a full-service back office, business intelligence and ASC consulting company that he founded in 2009. Mr. Davis has more than 25 years of healthcare industry experience and has held diverse senior leadership roles with ASC management companies.

Tom Deas Jr., MD, MMM. Dr. Deas has served as medical director of two Fort Worth, Texas-based ambulatory endoscopy centers since their development in 1995 and 2002. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and holds a master's in medical management from UT Dallas School of Business.

Gregory P. DeConciliis PA-C, CASC.
Mr. DeConciliis is the administrator of Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites and has served as administrator of Boston Out-Patient since its inception. Mr. DeConciliis is a licensed physician assistant and previously worked at New England Baptist Hospital. He continues to remain on staff at the hospital and assists with surgical procedures at the center.

Richard DeHart.
Mr. DeHart is the co-founder and CEO of Pinnacle III and has more than 18 years of experience in the outpatient healthcare industry. He provides Pinnacle III's clients with expertise in strategic planning, development and management of ASCs, diagnostic imaging and physical rehabilitation services.

Vicki Dekker. Ms Dekker is the director of business development at Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Prior to joining Blue Chip, she was responsible for the business office supporting the ENT, neurosurgery and neurology departments at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Dekker also managed an ENT group in Atlanta, where she developed and managed a single-specialty ENT surgery center.

Ann S. Deters, MBA, CPA.
Ms. Deters is CEO and co-founder of Vantage Outsourcing (formerly Vantage Technology), which provides cataract outsourcing to hospitals and ASCs throughout the Midwest, South and Southeast. She also started 7D, a consulting and management service company for ASCs.

Michael Doyle.
Mr. Doyle is CEO of Surgery Partners. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the firm's day-to-day operation and expansion through partnerships. He has experience developing and managing hospitals, surgical centers and imaging centers.

Ken Drazan, MD.
Dr. Drazan is a partner at Bertram Capital Management based in San Mateo, Calif., which includes GENASCIS among its portfolio companies. He has been a leader and investor in different businesses that serve the ASC market. He was previously the CEO and founder of Arginox Pharmaceuticals and was a leading academic liver transplant surgeon and basic scientist at Stanford University and UCLA.


Tom Ealey, CPA.
Mr. Ealey is a professor and consultant at Alma (Mich.) College. He has been in healthcare for more than 30 years, working as an accountant with physician offices and long-term care organizations and then as a healthcare consultant with interests that include improving administration and regulatory compliance. He went on to serve as a practice administrator, working for two orthopedic groups and a family medicine group.

Vicki Edelman, RN.
Ms. Edelman is the administrator of Blue Bell (Pa.) Surgery Center, a four-room, multispecialty ASC that opened in Sept. 2008. She has been a nurse for 32 years and began her career in medical surgical nursing and high-risk obstetrics.

Jack Egnatinsky, MD.
Dr. Egnatinsky is the president of the AAAHC Board of Officers for 2011/12. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has held a number of academic and clinical leadership positions within his specialty. He is an instructor for the AAAHC Surveyor Training Program, has served as a medical director for AAAHC and is on the board of directors for the AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement.

Rose Eickelberger. Ms. Eickelberger is the director of surgical services at Beacon Orthopaedic Surgery Center in Sharonville, Ohio. Ms. Eickelberger began at Beacon in May 2006. She was previously the director of nursing and assistant director at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.

Stephanie Ellis, RN, CPC.
Ms. Ellis is the owner and president of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Ellis Medical Consulting and has provided healthcare consulting services to ASCs in that capacity since 1992. She has written many articles and spoken at numerous seminars on a wide variety of healthcare topics, including coding, billing and reimbursement issues.

Christian Ellison.
Mr. Ellison is senior vice president at Health Inventures. He has formed numerous physician/hospital joint-venture partnerships and been instrumental in building Health Inventures' business domestically and internationally. Mr. Ellison was previously a senior consultant to the healthcare industry with Arthur Andersen.

Pamela J. Ertel, RN, BSN, RNFA, CNOR, FABC, CASC. Ms. Ertel oversees daily operations at The Reading Hospital SurgiCenter at Spring Ridge and serves as president of the Pennsylvania Ambulatory Surgery Association. Under Ms. Ertel's leadership, patient volume at the center increased by three percent in 2010 with no increase in supply costs due to supply standardization.

Fawn Esser-Lipp, RN. Ms. Esser-Lipp has been an RN for 14 years, serves as a certified operating room nurse, infection preventionist and OR manager at The Surgery Center in Franklin, Wis. She is also responsible for overseeing the pain management and GI endoscopy clinic, among other departments. She is an active member of AORN and APIC.

James "Jay" Etheridge Jr. Mr. Etheridge is the CEO of Implantable Provider Group. His medical industry career began in pharmaceuticals before moving to medical devices, where he has a proven track record as a results-oriented senior level operating executive with a keen understanding of the implantable medical device industry.

Gayle Evans, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, CASC. Ms. Evans is president of Continuum Healthcare Consultants, a firm that specializes in the planning, development and operation of ASCs. With more than 25 years of multi-specialty surgery experience, Ms. Evans is a seasoned professional with management and operations experience at several leading medical facilities, including a 12-room surgery department, mobile lithotripsy services and the first U.S. research unit for biliary lithotripsy.

Carolyn Evec, RN, CNOR. Ms. Evec is the administrator at The Surgery Center at Beaufort (S.C.). She previously opened a surgery center in Missouri and served as the nurse manager at that location. She has 30 years of nursing experience and primarily worked in the OR.


Paul G. Faraclas.
Mr. Faraclas is president and CEO of CTQ solutions. Prior to CTQ, he was vice president of ISH in Fairfield, N.J., for four years, where he helped grow the practice into the nation's largest acute care consulting firm. He also has experience as national director of sales for professional services for USInternetworking and also spent time in managed care.

Azadeh Farahmand.
Ms. Farahmand is the founder and CEO of GHN-Online and principle business architect for its products. She has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with a special focus on revenue and reimbursement.

Mark Farrow. Mr. Farrow is founder, president and CEO of Tulsa, Okla.-based Orthopedic Resources, a licensed, accredited and Medicare-approved durable medical equipment provider. He has more than 20 years of experience in the surgical device and post-operative equipment business. He is also the founder of Compression Solutions, a company of Orthopedic Resources, also based in Tulsa.

Allan Fine.
Mr. Fine is the senior vice president and chief strategy and operations officer at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. He has previously served as the managing director at Healthios, a healthcare advisory firm in Northbrook, Ill., and as the director of Navigant Consulting.

Alisa Fischer, CASC.
Ms. Fischer is the administrator of St. Augustine (Fla.) Surgery Center. Prior to St. Augustine, she served as an administrator at HCA and BayCare Health System. She also ran the OR schedule at a 16-suite OR in Lexington, Ky.

John Fitz, MD. Dr. Fitz is the founder of The Surgery Center of Farmington (Mo.), a 10-year-old, multispecialty surgery center, where he works as a physician. Under his guidance, the center has operated under a very successful rural-area surgery center model.

Robin Fowler, MD. Dr. Fowler is a pain management physician and executive director and owner of Atlanta-based Interventional Management Services. He has served as pain management advisor for several private insurance carriers and has participated in speaking engagements around the country. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, National Pain Foundation and American Pain Society.

James L. Fox Jr., MD.
Dr. Fox is the founding leader of the Ravine Way Surgery Center in Glenview, Ill., and practices at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who has been practicing for more than 20 years. His clinical interests include general orthopedic surgery, fracture care and arthroscopy, as well as orthopedic oncology.

Richard Francis Jr.
Mr. Francis has served the chairman of Nashville, Tenn.-based Symbion Healthcare since March 2002 and as CEO of the company since its inception in 1999. Prior to his work with Symbion, Mr. Francis worked as the president and CEO of UniPhy, which operates multispecialty clinics, independent practice associations and other outpatient services.

Brandon Frazier. Mr. Frazier is the vice president of development and acquisitions at Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, with a focus on development of de novo ambulatory surgery centers and the acquisition of existing centers. Before joining ASCOA, Mr. Frazier worked at Smith & Nephew with an exclusive focus on ASCs.

Jim Freund. Mr. Freund is the senior vice president of business development of GENASCIS. He is a 20-plus year ASC industry veteran who has worked with more than 600 ASCs. He has experience directing sales, strategic planning and marketing.

Tom Fry, MD. Dr. Fry, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, currently sits on the board of Lutheran Campus ASC in Wheat Ridge, Colo., a Pinnacle III facility. His practice is Colorado Hand & Arm, also based in Wheat Ridge. Dr. Fry earned his MD from Ohio State in Columbus and completed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colo.


Ed Gallo.
Mr. Gallo is CEO of GENASCIS. He has more than 25 years of financial, technical and general management experience in healthcare. He is responsible for GENASCIS' rollout of its single-source revenue cycle solution for ASCs, as well as all other strategic initiatives of the company.

Tom N. Galouzis, MD, FACS. Dr. Galouzis is president and CEO of the Nikitis Resource Group. He is also a practicing general surgeon in northwest Indiana and previously served as associate staff in the department of surgery as a clinical instructor of surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Robert Gannan, MD, PhD.
Dr. Gannan is the founder and clinical strategies advisor for Doylestown, Pa.-based Physicians Endoscopy. Dr. Gannan established Eastside Endoscopy Center as one of the first outpatient endoscopy centers in Washington. Although he retired from clinical practice in Dec. 2006, he is a regular speaker at national meetings of gastrointestinal physicians.

Nap Gary. Mr. Gary is the COO of Regent Surgical Health, where he is responsible for all operations and physician relations at the company's centers. During his more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, he has served as senior vice president and assistant corporate counsel for HealthSouth. Prior to his entry into healthcare, he spent time at the Haskell Slaughter Young and Rediker law firm.

Ann Geier, RN. Ms. Geier is the senior vice president of operations at Ambulatory Surgery Centers of America and an ASCOA representative on the ASC Quality Collaboration Expert Group, which sets standards for national quality of care benchmarking. She has filled leadership positions at AAASC and Ambulatory Surgery Foundation.

David S. George, MD. Dr. George is a board-certified ophthalmologist at the Eye MDs (of George, Strickler and Lazer) and specializes in topical cataract surgery, glaucoma and diabetic eye care. He has served as a member of the board of directors for the ASC Association and the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society.

Gregory George, MD, PhD.
Dr. George is founding principal of SurgCenter Development, which has developed more than 60 physician-owned ASCs under his leadership. He is also a practicing ophthalmologist. He graduated from M.I.T., and received his medical degree and a PhD in ocular physiology from Duke University in Durham, N.C.

Scott Gibbs, MD. Dr. Gibbs is the founder of the Brain and NeuroSpine Clinic of Missouri and also serves as director of the Southeast Missouri Hospital's Brain and Spine Center, both located in Cape Girardeau. He also founded the International Brain Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at brain awareness.

Bill Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert is the vice president of marketing at AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions. In that role, he oversees product management and marketing. AHS applies technology to maximize client revenue and decrease client costs.

Scott E. Glaser, MD, FIPP. Dr. Glaser is a well-respected pain specialist and founder of the Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago in Burr Ridge, Ill. He serves as director on the national board of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and was heavily involved in the lobbying efforts required to ensure passage of the NASPER bill. He still works closely with the Illinois Department of Health.

Eric Gleichman. Mr. Gleichman is an executive vice president and the chief development officer of Foundation Surgery Affiliates. Prior to this role, he served as FSA's vice president of legal services. He has 17 years of progressively responsible healthcare experience on both the payor and provider sides, most notably in strategic development, contract negotiations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Edward Glinski, DO, MBA, CPE. Dr. Glinski is the medical director at Heritage Eye Surgicenter of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. Aside from his clinical work at the surgery center, Dr. Glinski also serves as an accreditation surveyor for the organization Health Facilities Accreditation Program.

John J. Goehle, CASC, MBA, CPA. Mr. Goehle founded Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies alongside Vito Quatela, MD, where he is COO. During his career, he has written several books and frequently speaks on topics related to the surgery center industry.

Brett Gosney.
Mr. Gosney is a founder and CEO of the Animas Surgical Hospital in Durango, Colo., the first physician-owned hospital in the state. He has been the president-elect of the Physician Hospitals of America. Mr. Gosney has a diverse background in healthcare spanning more than 25 years.

Michael Gossman, BSBA, CASC.
Mr. Gossman is the administrator at the Cedar Lake Surgery Center in Biloxi, Miss., a multispecialty center. Previously, he served as administrator at Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center in New Orleans, where he oversaw the start-up of the center. He was president of the Mississippi Ambulatory Surgery Association for four years.

Judy Graham. Ms. Graham is administrator of Cypress Surgery Center, a freestanding, multispecialty ASC that opened in Dec. 2000. She has a strong clinical background in the OR and ambulatory surgery and previously served as an OR manager and a clinical director in ASCs before becoming an administrator.

Michael Guarino.
Mr. Guarino has been in the surgery center business for more than a decade and currently works at the Orthopedic Surgery Center of Clearwater (Fla.). An accountant by trade (and former IRS employee), he has been successful in working the day-to-day operations of ASCs, along with long-term planning.

Steven A. Gunderson, DO. Dr. Gunderson is CEO/medical director of Rockford (Ill.) Ambulatory Surgery Center. He has been affiliated with Rockford Anesthesiologists Associated, where he was a member of its board of directors and on the executive committee. He has been active in healthcare for more 30 years.

Amanda Gunthel. Ms. Gunthel is the administrator of Wilton (Conn.) Surgery Center, a two-OR, two-procedure room ASC that specializes in ophthalmology and pain management. Ms. Gunthel has been with Wilton since its inception, and before taking on the role of administrator, she worked for four years as director of practice management and development with the healthcare management firm that first opened the center.


John Hajjar, MD, FACS, MBA.
Dr. Hajjar, an urologist, is the chief medical officer and chairman of Surgem. He developed one of the first ASCs in New Jersey at Fair Lawn and has been managing facilities profitably since 1992. Dr. Hajjar also operates one of the largest private urology practices in the United States.

Mark Hall. Mr. Hall is managing partner of Wasatch Healthcare Management, a Salt Lake City-based healthcare management and development company. Mr. Hall has 23 years of experience creating physician empowerment opportunities and ancillary income strategies.

David Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton is the president and CEO of Mnet Financial, which provides healthcare collections services for ASCs, imaging centers and outpatient hospitals. Since 1999, he has assisted more than 300 facilities with collections.

John Hammergren.
Mr. Hammergren is chairman, president and CEO of McKesson Medical-Surgical. He also serves on the Hewlett Packard board of directors and is a member of the Business Council and Business Roundtable. He has previous experience in supply chain management.

Marilyn Hanchett, RN.
Ms. Hanchett is the senior director of clinical innovation at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She is dual-certified in infection control and healthcare quality and has spoken and written on the topic of infection control on numerous occasions. Before joining APIC, Ms. Hanchett served at CMS as infection control technical lead for the ASC program.

Kenneth N. Hancock. Mr. Hancock is the president and chief development officer of Meridian Surgical Partners. He has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry developing ASCs and surgical hospitals, as well as recruiting and building relationships with physicians. He is the former executive vice president, chief development officer and co-founder of Surgical Alliance Corp.

Anne Hargrave-Thomas. Ms. Hargrave-Thomas is CEO of Lakes Surgery Center in West Bloomfield, Mich. The ASC has continued to grow despite a local struggling economy. She is a member of the Michigan Ambulatory Surgical Association and has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and nursing.

Andrew Hayek. Mr. Hayek is the president and CEO of SCA, where he also serves on the board of directors. Prior to SCA, Mr. Hayek served as a division president at DaVita and president and COO of Alliance Healthcare Services.

Bill Hazen, RN. Mr. Hazen is the administrator of the Surgery Center at Pelham, a four-OR, two-procedure-room, multispecialty center that is a joint venture between a hospital and local physicians in Greer, S.C. He previously was director of special projects at Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional Medical Center. He also opened and developed the Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Center at the hospital.


Tom Hearn, MBA.
Mr. Hearn is senior vice president of ambulatory care at Novant Health. He previously served as chief development officer and then CEO at MedCath. He has also worked for VHA and Carolinas HealthCare System during his career.

Edward P. Hetrick.
Mr. Hetrick is president of Facility Development & Management and has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Before founding FDM, he was vice president in Healthcare Facilities Management, a firm that specializes in reimbursement consulting for physicians and outpatient hospital accounts, a position which he still holds today.

Bo Hjorth. Mr. Hjorth is the vice president of business development at Regent Surgical Health. More than half of his 20-plus years in healthcare have been dedicated to the outpatient industry. Previously, he was the vice president of operations at Community Care, where he oversaw three surgery centers in Indiana and Maryland.

Stephen Hochschuler, MD. Dr. Hochschuler, founder of Texas Back Institute in Plano, has served as president of the Spine Arthroplasty Society and founding member of the American Board of Spinal Surgery. He has served in leadership positions of several spine technology companies, including SpineMark and Innovative Spinal Technologies.

Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman, RN, MSN, MBA. Ms. Hoeft-Hoffman is the administrator at Hastings Surgery Center, a Nueterra Healthcare facility. She has more than 20 years of experience in nursing management and administration. She is involved with the Nebraska Association of Independent Ambulatory Centers and Nebraska Medical Group Management Association.

Jeremy Hogue, JD, MBA.
Mr. Hogue is the president, CEO and co-founder of Sovereign Healthcare, a privately-held company based in Orange County, Calif., that partners with physicians for the ownership and management of ASCs. He previously served as vice president of Audax Group and was an associate with Lehman Brothers.

Christopher Holden.
Mr. Holden is the president, CEO and director of AmSurg. He has more than 21 years of experience in the healthcare industry, most of which he has spent in multi-facility and multi-market healthcare management. Before joining AmSurg, he served as senior vice president and a division president of Triad Hospitals.

Scott Holley, MD.
Dr. Holley is the president and founder of Great Lakes Plastic & Hand Surgery in Portage and Battle Creek, Mich. He is board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery, and holds the certificate of added qualification as a specialist in hand surgery. Dr. Holley has been president of the Michigan Association of Hand Surgery.

Tracey Hood.
Ms. Hood is the administrator of Ohio Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center, which is managed by Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. She has been with Ohio Valley since Nov. 2007. Ms. Hood has a wide range of nursing experience, as she previously worked as an ASC charge nurse, OR circulating registered nurse, PACU nurse and certified emergency RN, among others.

Gregory Horner, MD. Dr. Horner is the managing partner of Smithfield Surgical Partners, a national ASC management and development firm, and a board member of the California Ambulatory Surgery Association. He is a fellowship-trained hand surgeon. Prior to forming Smithfield, he founded multiple ASCs.

Georganna Howell, RNFA, CNOR, CEN, LNC.
Ms. Howell is nurse administrator of Greenspring Surgery Center in Baltimore, part of OrthoMaryland, which opened in 2006. Ms. Howell joined Greenspring in June 2009. She has experience as a nurse for adult and pediatric trauma.

Joseph W. (Woody) Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard is vice president of ambulatory care for Novant Health, a North Carolina Health System that includes 12 hospitals and 12 ASCs. He was previously chief development officer for Bariatric Partners, a single-specialty surgical services provider. Mr. Hubbard has more than 25 years in healthcare operational management and business development.

Richard Hynes, MD. Dr. Hynes is a spine surgeon who has been serving as president of The B.A.C.K. Center in Melbourne, Fla., since 1996. He is affiliated with Osler Medical and is a consultant for Medtronic. He is also a director of TXEDAKA, a charity that helps low-income individuals gain access to the medical care they need.


Thomas Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs is CEO and co-founder of MedHQ, a business office solutions provider for outpatient healthcare businesses. As CEO, he has led MedHQ from start-up to a profitable company that operates in 10 states.

Richard K. Jacques. Mr. Jacques is president and CEO of Covenant Surgical Partners and has more than 15 years in the ASC industry, including holding senior management positions with both public and private healthcare companies. He previously served as president and director of Surgical Health Group, a developer and manager of single- and limited-specialty surgery centers.

Leslie R. Jebson, CMPE. Mr. Jebson is the executive director of the Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute at the University of Florida in Gainesville. After assuming the role four years ago at the new 130,000 square-foot facility, he has been a driving force in the Institute's momentous volume and market growth. The Institute now has more than 100,000 patient visits and 6,000 surgical procedures performed.

Marion Jenkins, PhD. Dr. Jenkins is founder and CEO of QSE Technologies, an IT systems integrator in Denver. He has authored more than 50 articles and presentations on the role of technology in business, and serves on the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization Technology Advisory Committee.

Jack E. Jensen, MD, FACSM.
Dr. Jensen is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and medical director of Athletic Orthopedics and Knee Center, an integrated healthcare plaza specializing in the care of knees, and the founder of a surgery center in Houston. He has a very active role in the Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center Association and remains an extremely solid contributor to the ASC industry.

Beth Ann Johnson, RN.
Ms. Johnson is vice president of clinical systems for Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. She joined Blue Chip from LCA Vision where she was vice president of operations responsible for the growth of the ophthalmic surgery center business. She was previously with Aetna as a director of provider relations, recruitment and contracting.

Douglas V. Johnson, MBA. Mr. Johnson is COO of RMC Medstone Capital and has served on the board of directors of Physician Hospitals of America. He is a seasoned professional and administrator with more than 35 years in the healthcare industry. He has worked in many capacities in the industry and at all levels in both freestanding and system institutions.

Jen Johnson, CFA. Ms. Johnson is a partner in professional service agreements with VMG Health. She previously served in the Forensic and Litigation Services department of KPMG, was a finance professor at the University of North Texas and did consulting work in business valuation, financial projections and operational systematizations for various companies.

Sandra J. Jones, MBA, MS, CASC, FHMA.
Ms. Jones is the executive vice president and COO of ASD Management and president of Ambulatory Strategies. She previously served as regional managed care coordinator, risk manager and facility administrator for Premier Ambulatory Systems. She was also CEO and COO at for-profit hospitals and case management director for several hospitals and clinics.


Kelly Kapp, RN. Ms. Kapp is the administrator of Specialty Surgery Center of Westlake Village (Calif.). Ms. Kapp began her nursing career as an OR nurse at L.A. County Hospital. She then was an assistant at Southern California Orthopedic Institute and served as orthopedic coordinator at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, Calif.

Mike Karnes. Mr. Karnes is the CFO and co-founder of Regent Surgical Health. He recently served as chief administrative officer of GTCR-Golder Rauner, one of the nation's largest and oldest venture capital firms. He also has been CFO for Prime Group Realty Trust and Balcor, a subsidiary of American Express.

Richard A. Kaul, MD. Dr. Kaul is president of New Jersey Spine & Rehabilitation. He is a board-certified minimally invasive spine specialist, with an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions using minimally invasive techniques. He has performed more than 400 minimally invasive spinal procedures.

I. Naya Kehayes, MPH.
Ms. Kehayes is managing principle and CEO of Eveia Health Consulting & Management, based in Issaquah, Wash. She previously served as regional director of operations and managed care of National Surgery Centers. She also coordinated orthopedic development in the Northwest region of the country and was a surgical hospital administrator for Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation.

David Kelly, MBA, CASC.
Mr. Kelly is the administrator of Samaritan North Surgery Center, a multispecialty center with four ORs and two procedure rooms in Dayton, Ohio. He joined the facility in late 2006 and has a background in finance, IT and operations.

R. Matthew Kilton, MBA, MHA. Mr. Kilton is principal and COO of Eveia Health Consulting & Management, based in Issaquah, Wash. Before joining Eveia, Mr. Kilton was CEO of Renton, Wash.-based Valley Orthopedic Associates, a division of Proliance Surgeons. He earned master's degrees in business administration and health services administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Beverly Kirchner, RN, BSN, CNOR, CASC.
Ms. Kirchner is the owner and CEO of Genesee Associates. She served on the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses board of directors, has authored many AORN manuals and leads research in collaboration with the organization on violence in the nursing workplace.

Susan Kizirian, RN, MBA.
Ms. Kizirian is COO of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America and has more than 17 years of experience in ASC operations, serving as executive director and consultant for ASC management and development. She serves as lifetime past president emeritus on the board of directors of the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and past president of the Ambulatory Surgery Management Society.

Douglas D. Koch, MD. Dr. Koch is medical director of Baylor Vision, the refractive surgery clinical and research group at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is also professor of ophthalmology at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. He is editor of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and past president of the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Marc E. Koch, MD, MBA. Dr. Koch is the president and CEO of Somnia Anesthesia, where he focuses on furthering the company's mission of offering high-quality and cost-efficient anesthesia solutions to hospitals, ASCs and office-based facilities nationwide. He co-founded the medical practice Resource Anesthesiology Associates in 1996.

Satish Kodali, MD. Dr. Kodali is an ENT physician and one of the physician owners of The Surgery Center in Franklin, Wis., a joint venture between Associated Surgical & Medical Specialists and Aurora HealthCare Ventures. He currently serves as president of The Surgery Center's board of managers and was a key player in negotiations during the joint-venture process.

Greg Koonsman, CFA.
Mr. Koonsman is the founder and senior partner at VMG Health, where he specializes in valuation, transaction advisory, and feasibility. He has acted as an advisor in transactions for more than 250 hospitals, 1,000 surgery centers and 1,500 physician organizations. He founded Practice Performance, a physician management organization providing outsourced business management services.

Matthew Kossman.
Mr. Kossman is a senior director at SCA. He has previous experience as a senior healthcare consulting manager at Pershing Yoakley & Associates and as senior director of finance and director of operations at DaVita. He was also director of operations and finance at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Catherine W. Kowalski, RN.
Ms. Kowalski is the executive vice president and COO for Meridian Surgical Partners. She has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is the former executive vice president of operations and co-founder of Surgical Alliance Corp., a specialty surgical hospital company. Ms. Kowalski is also a registered nurse.

Donald Kramer, MD. With a medical practice spanning more than 25 years, Dr. Kramer has developed several successful ASCs in the Houston market. He founded Northstar Healthcare, which develops and, in conjunction with physician partners, owns and operates ASCs in concentrated markets.

Timothy Kremchek, MD. Dr. Kremchek is one of the leading shoulder surgeons in the country and is a physician with Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Sharonville, Ohio. He has developed plans and thoughts around operating surgery centers and building and marketing brands for orthopedic surgeons. His professional interests include advanced arthroscopic repair of shoulder and knee injuries.

Richard Kube, MD. Dr. Kube is the CEO, founder and owner of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute in Peoria, Ill. He is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon who performs minimally invasive, motion-preserving surgical techniques, including sacroiliac joint surgery. He earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and currently serves as a faculty member at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Peoria.

Michael Kulczycki.
Mr. Kulczycki is the Joint Commission's executive director for its Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program. He leads a team of dedicated staff throughout the Joint Commission who serve ambulatory customers.

Peter R. Kurzweil, MD.
Dr. Kurzweil is the founder of the Surgery Center of Long Beach (Calif.) and is an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon with expertise in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder and the treatment of athletic injuries. He is the fellowship director for the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine in Long Beach.


Brent W. Lambert, MD, FACS.
Dr. Lambert is the principal and founder of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and previously developed and owned three ambulatory surgical centers, including the first eye ASC in New England. Dr. Lambert is currently responsible for business development at ASCOA.

Luke M. Lambert, MBA, CFA, CASC. Mr. Lambert is the CEO of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, a position he has held since 2002 after having served as CFO for five years. He previously worked for Smith Barney in international sell-side equity research and at Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Ernst & Young in venture exploration and reengineering business processes.

Linda M. Lansing. Ms. Lansing is the senior vice president of operations and clinical services at SCA. She is a nurse with 38 years of healthcare experience in hospital and outpatient services, physician practice management, intensive care, pediatrics, dialysis and ambulatory surgery centers. She also serves as part of the Expert Group for the ASC Quality Collaboration.

Matt Lau, CPA.
Mr. Lau is the corporate controller at Regent Surgical Health, where he brings 14 years of finance and accounting experience. He previously held positions with Paincare America and Option Care. He earned his MBA from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago.

Gregory Lauro, MD.
Dr. Lauro is the president and medical director of Laurel Surgical Center in Greensburg, Pa. Dr. Lauro is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who opened the center in 2004 with a group of surgeon-investors. The center has been in partnership with Meridian Surgical Partners since 2007.

John W. Lawrence Jr. Mr. Lawrence is the senior vice president and general counsel for Surgery Partners. He is responsible for all legal matters relating to the company and its operations, including structuring and negotiating all development transactions. His background is in general corporate practice with a focus in mergers and acquisitions.

Scott Leggett.
Mr. Leggett is CEO of Surgery One, which manages four multispecialty ASCs in the San Diego area. He has more than 17 years of experience in orthopedics and holds a master's degree in exercise and sports science from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Jeffrey Leider, MD. Dr. Leider is a co-owner of Great Lakes Surgical Center in Southfield, Mich., as well as a physician and surgeon at the American Ear, Nose and Throat Institute in Farmington, Mich. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and has published numerous research articles during his career.

Jeff Leland.
Mr. Leland is the CEO of Blue Chip Surgical Partners. He previously served as executive director of Lutheran General Medical Group and as a senior-level executive with Advocate Health Care in Chicago, where he was responsible for business development and Advocate's 225,000-member health plan.

Brad D. Lerner, MD, FACS.
Dr. Lerner is the clinical director at Baltimore-based Summit Ambulatory Surgery Centers. He has practiced urology for more than 20 years and has served as the clinical director of ASCs. He was one of the first fertility specialists in Maryland and is highly experienced in urologic microsurgery.

Jay R. Levinson, MD.
Dr. Levinson serves as medical director of Michigan Endoscopy Center in Farmington Hills. An accomplished gastroenterologist, Dr. Levinson was recognized by his peers as one of the region's most respected gastroenterologists in Detroit Magazine's "Top Doc" survey in 2005 and 2008.

Bruce Levy, MD, JD. Dr. Levy is CEO of Austin (Texas) Gastroenterology and serves on the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society Board of Directors. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist who previously practiced at The Methodist Hospital and served on the Baylor College of Medicine faculty, both in Houston.

Michael J. Lipomi.
Mr. Lipomi is president and CEO of Surgical Management Professionals. Mr. Lipomi has more than 30 years of experience in hospital and ambulatory surgery facility management. Prior to his current role, he was president of Dallas-based RMC MedStone, where he owned and managed several surgery centers and a surgical hospital.

Thomas Lorish, MD. Dr. Lorish is the medical director of the Providence Brain Institute in Portland, Ore. He is a physiatrist and tremendous leader of their efforts to move towards success. With his help, Providence has become one of leaders in ASC joint ventures in the country.

Rodney H. Lunn. Mr. Lunn is the principal of the Surgical Health Group. Over the past 17 years, he has developed more than 150 ASCs throughout the United States. He is often considered the original pioneer in taking the concept of ASCs and transforming it into a practical, successful business model in dozens of states.

James J. Lynch, MD, FACS.
Dr. Lynch is the president, founder and CEO of SpineNevada based in Reno, and he also serves as the director of spine service for Regent Surgical Health. Dr. Lynch is a board-certified neurological surgeon who specializes in complex spine surgery, cervical disorders, degenerative spine, spinal deformities, trauma, tumor infection and minimally invasive spine surgery.


Scott T. Macomber. Mr. Macomber is the executive vice president and CFO for Surgery Partners. He is responsible for the company's financial management, treasury and reporting functions. He has previous experience in the healthcare information technology business as CFO of Extended Care Information Network.

Neal Maerki, RN, CASC. Mr. Maerki is the administrator of Bend (Ore.) Surgery Center. He started his career with BSC in 1997 as a nurse, then nurse manager and finally as administrator. He previously worked as a telemetry floor manager and an ICU staff nurse before moving into ambulatory surgery.

Anthony Mai. Mr. Mai is the senior vice president of healthcare finance at Sun National Bank. He has more than 13 years of experience with originating transactions and has originated more than $300 million in new deals for outpatient facilities, physician groups and hospitals.

Tom Mallon. Mr. Mallon is the CEO of Regent Surgical Health, which he co-founded in 2001. He was previously a partner with Gryffindor Capital Partners and Same Day Surgery. Prior to joining Same Day Surgery, he was vice president of leasing and marketing for JMB Realty and later for Miglin-Beitler Developments, both in Chicago.

Laximaiah Manchikanti, MD. Dr. Manchikanti is the CEO of Pain Management Center of Paducah (Ky.) as well as chairman of the board and CEO of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers. He has been in private practice in Paducah since 1980, and has been instrumental in the preservation of interventional pain management.

Becky Mann. Ms. Mann is the director of Houston Orthopedic Surgery Center in Warner Robins, Ga. She came to Houston Orthopedic in May 2007 and was involved in the development of the center. She has been working in the medical industry for 37 years and in surgery or in post-surgical care for her entire career.

Lee James Marek, DMP. Dr. Marek is a podiatrist at North Point Surgery Center in Fresno, Calif., and associate professor at California College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at Fountain Valley (Calif.) Regional Hospital.

Tyler Marsh.
Mr. Marsh is executive vice president of business development at Wakefield & Associates. He was formerly the co-owner of Affiliated Credit Services and has specialized in healthcare debt collections for the past nine years. He leads the business development unit at ACS and has been responsible for expansion into several states.

John Martin. Mr. Martin is the CEO of OrthoIndy, an Indianapolis-based orthopedic practice with 14 locations around the city. The practice includes 70 orthopedic specialists who focus on joint replacement, spine care, trauma, orthopedic oncology and extremities care. The physicians of OrthoIndy also own a specialty hospital, Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital.

Lori Martin. Ms. Martin, administrator and director of nursing at SUMMIT Surgery Center, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the ASC. She was an integral part of opening the center and is now focused on recruiting physicians, hiring quality staff and achieving financial success.

Reed Martin. Mr. Martin, COO of Surgical Management Professionals, has more than 28 years of healthcare management experience. He most recently held the position of COO in the physician services division for Nueterra Healthcare. He has also been vice president of operations for Nueterra.

Sarah Martin, RN, CASC. Ms. Martin is a vice president of operations for Meridian Surgical Partners. She has close to 30 years of healthcare experience, focusing in the ambulatory surgery area for the past decade. Prior to joining Meridian, Ms. Martin was the regional director of ASCs for Universal Health Services where she managed both ASCs and specialty hospitals. She presently serves on the board of the ASC Association.

Bryan Massoud, MD. Dr. Massoud is founder and head surgeon at Spine Centers of America in Fair Lawn, N.J. He received training at Texas Back Institute in Plano, and has performed more than 1,000 endoscopic spine surgeries, including endoscopic cervical spine surgery. He also trains spine surgeons in endoscopic procedures.

Brian Mathis.
Mr. Mathis is vice president of surgery at SCA, where he has served for nearly three years. In the past, Mr. Mathis served as associate and then manager at management consulting firm McLean, Va.-based Blue Ridge Partners.

Theresa Mazzitti, MHA, MBA, CASC.
Ms. Mazzitti is the administrator of Eastside Surgery Center, a multi-specialty surgery center in Columbus, Ohio. The center is a joint venture between physicians and OhioHealth and is managed by Health Inventures. Ms. Mazzitti joined Eastside in Nov. 2005, but she has held positions in healthcare administration since starting her career. She served as administrative director for Consolidated Health Services and was practice administrator for University Orthopaedic Physicians prior to coming to Eastside.


Sara McCallum.
Ms. McCallum is administrative director of Sheboygan (Wis.) Surgery Center, a multispecialty surgery, endoscopy and pain management center. She has many years of experience in ASCs and has opened six surgery centers throughout her career. She worked at most of the centers in a variety of roles including executive director, director, risk manager and staff nurse.

Rob McCarville, MPA.
Mr. McCarville is a principal with Medical Consulting Group. He has an extensive portfolio in the field of healthcare facility management, administration and strategy. He previously built a strong reputation by developing innovative strategies to increase profitability during his time overseeing 16 separate physician practices.

Kevin McDonough.
Mr. McDonough is a senior manager at VMG Health, where he has provided valuation, transaction advisory and operational consulting services for clients. He has served as a consultant in the formation and development of several physician-hospital joint venture initiatives.

Dawn Q. McLane.
Ms. McLane is the regional vice president of operations for Health Inventions. She is the former chief development officer and regional vice president at Nikitis Resource Group and she previously served as a consultant at Trinity Health West Michigan.

Bernard McDonnell, DO.
Dr. McDonnell is a physician surveyor and team captain for Hospital Facilities Accreditation Program. Dr. McDonnell has experience surveying acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, ASCs and stroke centers. He is a retired physician, having spent a large part of his career as an otolaryngologist in Philadelphia.

Alfred McNair, MD.
Dr. McNair is a gastroenterologist who founded Digestive Health Center in Biloxi, Miss. He earned his medical degree at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver and has practiced at several hospitals in Mississippi, most at Ocean Springs Hospital.

Cathy Meredith, RN, BS, CASC.
Ms. Meredith serves as vice president of finance for Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. Her ambulatory systems expertise extends to physician offices, where she has set up office-based operation rooms, endoscopy suites and pulmonary function and cardiac testing labs.

Todd Mello. Mr. Mello is partner and co-founder of HealthCare Appraisers in Castle Rock, Colo. He has more than 20 years in healthcare finance and valuation experience. He previously served as vice president of business development for a neuro-musculoskeletal physician management company.

Tyler Merrill. Mr. Merrill is a physician development manager for Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. Prior to joining ASCOA he worked as a sales representative for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. In addition to traditional sales training, he has experience developing business strategy for online start-ups as well as storefront ventures.

Keith Metz, MD.
Dr. Metz is the medical director of Great Lakes Surgical Center in Southfield, Mich., which includes four ORs and one procedure room. He is a clinical anesthesiologist and he has served on the board of directors for the ASC Association. Dr. Metz earned his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit.


Thomas A. Michaud, CPA.
Mr. Michaud is the CEO of Foundation Hospital Affiliates. Prior to founding FHA's parent company, Foundation HealthCare Affiliates, in Jan. 1996, he held the positions of COO and CFO of a regional surgery center management company. During his career, has also developed bariatric centers.

Evelyn S. Miller, CPA.
Ms. Miller is the vice president of development for United Surgical Partners International. Before joining USPI, she was executive vice president of Medway Health Systems, overseeing the financial operations of its medical clinics.

Steve Miller. Mr. Miller is the director of government and public affairs with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. Before joining ASCA, he was the director of OPHTHPAC and political affairs for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He also was the senior director of legislative affairs for the American Health Care Association.

T.K. Miller, MD. Dr. Miller is the medical director at Roanoke (Va.) Ambulatory Surgery Center, which is affiliated with ASD Management. He has subspecialty experience in sports medicine, arthroscopy and knee and shoulder reconstruction.

Krystal Mims. Krystal Mims is president of Texas Health Partners. She is responsible for the overall management of five managed facilities. She has been with Texas Health Partners since its inception.

Kristian M. Mineau II.
Mr. Mineau is the president and CEO of Constitution Surgery Centers, based in Newington, Conn., which operates 12 ASCs in the surrounding area. He co-founded CSC in 1997 and has led the company's growth for more than 10 years. He was also the founding president of the Connecticut Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Melodee Moncrief, RN, BSN, CASC. Ms. Moncrief is the administrator for the Big Creek Surgery Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. She has been with the center since Oct. 2005 and helped with the development, initial staff hiring and start-up of the center. She has more than 15 years of experience in the ASC industry and previously served as an administrator of another center.

Yvonda Moore, MBA, CHFP.
Ms. Moore is the director of implementation at GENASCIS, a Los Angeles-based company that provides billing, coding and transcription services to ambulatory surgery centers. She has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare accounting/finance and business office operations.

Amy Mowles. Ms. Mowles is president and CEO of Mowles Medical Management. She has successfully guided numerous new ventures and established ASCs and physician practices through the complicated maze of regulations, licensing, certification and accreditation processes.

Cindy Moyer. Ms. Moyer is the administrator of the Surgery Center of Pottsville (Pa.), a multispecialty, two-OR center. Ms. Moyer has been with the center since it opened in 2006. She previously ran an ENT and allergy practice for 21 years and prior to that worked with an internal medicine group.

Steve Mohebi. Mr. Mohebi is the chief development officer of Smithfield Surgical Partners in Rocklin, Calif. Along with his colleagues, Mr. Mohebi manages the company in developing medical office buildings, surgical facilities and medical malls. Smithfield maintains ownership of the surgical facilities after helping during the construction phase.

Tom Mulhern, MBA.
Mr. Mulhern is the executive director of Limestone Medical Center, a large medical office building complex and ASC in Wilmington, Del. He has been a leader in the development of ambulatory surgical services and as an advocate for the industry.

Rob Murphy.
Mr. Murphy is founder, president and CEO of Murphy Healthcare Group in Montvale, N.J., and New York City. He has played a key role in the turnaround of more than 30 ambulatory surgery centers. His ASC turnaround group specializes in revitalizing, restructuring and acquiring underperforming ASCs in the United States.

James E. Mutrie.
Mr. Mutrie serves as vice president, assistant general counsel and compliance officer for United Surgical Partners International, an owner and operator of more than 165 surgery centers and surgical hospitals. In his position, Mr. Mutrie is responsible for legal, governance and corporate compliance matters at USPI's facilities.


Robert Nucci, MD.
Dr. Nucci is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon and founder of Nucci Spine & Orthopedics Institute in Tampa, Fla. He helped develop and implement minimally invasive surgical techniques and serves as an international speaker on spine surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.

David W. Odell, CPA
. Mr. Odell is the founder and president of MedBridge Surgery Center Billing, which has been providing comprehensive billing services exclusively to ASCs for more than 10 years. As a CPA by trade, Mr. Odell has more than 12 years' experience in the ASC industry, with a focus on maximizing net revenue through enhanced billing and collection processes.

Joan F. O'Shea, MD.
Dr. O'Shea is a dually trained neurosurgeon and spine surgeon and founder of The Spine Institute of Southern New Jersey in Marlton. She has published several papers on treatments for patients suffering from spinal cancers and complex spinal disorders. She has been an invited lecturer for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and is a member of the North American Spine Society and Women in Neurosurgery.

Jon O'Sullivan.
Mr. O'Sullivan is a senior principal and founding member of VMG Health. He has experience in transactional advisory services in the healthcare market, financial valuation and joint ventures. He previously founded PracticeTech, a provider of network technology solutions and support within the healthcare industry.

Mike Orseno.
Mr. Orseno is the revenue cycle director at Regent Surgical Health. He focuses on monitoring and testing components of the revenue cycle process to ensure compliance and accuracy. He previously served as the revenue cycle administrator for the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch.

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